Category Archives: Parks & Recreation

Aukiki Historical River Walk

     The Kankakee Valley Historical Society is excited to offer a new activity! The Aukiki River Walk guided tour. The tour is set for Saturday, July 27th, 2019 at 10 AM with a rain date of July 28th, 2019.      This unique, experiential and family friendly activity is meant to raise awareness about…

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July at Lansing Country Club!

GOLF UPDATES:      Lansing Country Club will be open to the public every Monday and Wednesday this season! Call 708-474-1590 for tee times or to check course conditions. Cost is only $25pp with a cart. All Monday & Wednesday golfers are welcome to grab a refreshment in our bar and Wednesday golfers are invited…

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Annual Eat Shop Rock Returns Sat. June 15th

The Downtown Hammond Council invites you to join us for a FAB time at the 8th Annual Eat, Shop & Rock: Browse to the Beat Fest! A celebration of the 60s, 70s, and the BEATLES on Saturday, June 15 from 11 am-7 pm! “Come Together” in Downtown Hammond for a groovy time! Take a stroll…

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Dunes Learning Center Gears Up for a Summer of Fun

    In just a few weeks, schools around northwest Indiana will be ringing their final dismissal bells. As a result, officially signifying the start of summer break.            This is a time when students anxiously await summer. During this time, the Dunes Learning Center’s staff are busy lacing up their hiking boots. In addition, they are…

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Life & Times of Amphibians

Special guest and Indiana University professor Spencer Cortwright  brings to life amphibians of the dunes as he illustrates their life cycle, habitat, identification, mating, egg-laying, and their tribulations in his powerpoint presentation. Spencer Cortwright, Professor of Biology at Indiana University Northwest, presents a slide show:  LIFE AND TIMES OF MIDWESTERN AMPHIBIANS.   Professor Cortwright teaches ecology,…

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Explore the Southshore April 27th

    The annual Explore the South Shore returns to the Indiana Welcome Center on Saturday, April 27 from 11:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Families will enjoy an afternoon of fun and entertainment at this free event.       This year, families will enjoy a mascot themed event, complete with visits from area mascots and a special…

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Prairie Magic Music Festival-

Sunday, August 11th, 2019,   1pm-8pm    rock, bluegrass, folk, Sunset Hill Farm County Park, 775 N. Meridian Rd., Valparaiso www.portercountyparks.org 465-3586.

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New Reservations System for Indiana Dunes Campsites & Shelters

     The National Park Service is proposing a reservation system for 11 picnic shelters and 34 campsites at Indiana Dunes National Park. A reservation system will allow visitors to plan their camping trips and picnics at the national park up to six months in advance.      Currently, all picnic shelters in the park and all campsites…

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The Blues Are Coming to Spring Out to Sunset Festival

Join Porter County Parks for a celebration of spring at Sunset Hill Farm amphitheater. This blues-inspired concert takes place at the conclusion of our annual Spring Out to Sunset festival on Saturday, May 18th. Joseph Mojo Morganfield isn’t just any newcomer to the Chicago Blues music scene. As the youngest son of legendary artist Muddy…

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Indiana Dunes is NOW a National Park!

The 15,000-acre Indiana Dunes National Lakeshore that has 15 miles of beach area along Lake Michigan was re-designated by President Donald Trump as America’s 61st national park – the first national park in Indiana. Previously the Indiana Dunes Lakeshore was one of 418 “national park units.” Now it is part of an elite group of…

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